London: Charles Knight, 1840. First Edition. 12mo, pp. 409 + adv. aeg, Illustrated with four hand colored plates. Names on end papers. Bound in red cloth stamped in gilt, marginal water staining on the rear ep and along the top edge for the last few pages. A very good clean copy. Item #48210
A botanist, born in Kent, Pratt (1806-1893) formed an extensive herbarium and made sketches which later formed the illustrations for her books. DNB: Although her works were written in popular style, they fairly accurate and were instrumental in spreading a knowledge and love of botany.